The Temptation of Jesus – A Spiritual Interpretation [Luke 4:1-14] Part 2.

“And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for season. And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about”. Luke 4:13-14

What is the Future of the Church in America? L. Lyons 11.05.2013

This is a mission statement from taxthechurches.org; It was the fervent hope of the founders of our great nation that its government would not tresspass on the province of religion, and that religion would find neither refuge nor condemnation from a secular

God Is The Originator and Inspiration of All Music

The Baby Boom generation does not have much to show for itself in comparison to the previous generation. They have been labeled “The Greatest Generation”. They went into battle to fight evil itself. They sacrificed everything in this cause. The toll extracted

Using God’s Word as a “Whoopin’ Stick”

Lately I have been listening to Christian pod-casts. They are usually from previous radio broadcasts of popular preachers and teachers. I have found some teachings to be rather severe and bordering on mean. “Why do you notice the small piece of dust

The WORD is Like a Campfire (Repost of 05.26.2008)

“The Burning Campfire”  Posted May 26th 2008, 09:56 Joh 1:14 And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we [actually] saw His glory (His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from his father, full of grace (favor, loving-kindness) and truth. [Isa. 40:5.]   The Light of the Campfire Just about everyone has experienced sitting near a campfire. Whether camping in the outdoors or perhaps at a church camp. You have a fire burning in a pit surrounded by rocks. You are sitting in the darkness of night, while the fire burns. Staring into the fire while singing songs or just enjoying the peace and tranquility of the moment. The Bible (Word) is like a campfire. The first thing you notice about a campfire is that it produces light. It produces illumination that allows you to see during the darkness. The farther you are away from the fire, the dimmer the light becomes, until you are not directly receiving light, but you can still see the fire. As you move further away from the campfire, it eventually becomes lost to the sight also. So is our perception and reception of the Lord through the Word. Jesus said, “For a brief time still, the light is among you. Walk by the light you have so darkness doesn’t destroy you. If you walk in darkness, you don’t know where you’re going”. (Joh 12:35) MSG. If we are standing in the light of the fire, we are absorbing the Word, and seeing and doing it’s truths. “In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. (Joh 1:4-5) KJV. The light from the campfire also draws and invites the lost who are in darkness, and gives them illumination. “The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up”. (Mat 4:16) KJV. Consequentially, those who prefer to dwell in the darkness, and reject the light of the fire… “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God”. (Joh 3:19-21) “But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him”. (Joh 11:10) “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them”. (2Co 4:4) As we walk toward and press closer to the campfire, the light and illumination of the Word becomes brighter. “If then your entire body is illuminated, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright [with light], as when a lamp with its bright rays gives you light”. (Luk 11:36) AMP. “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven”. (Mat 5:16) AMP. “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of

“A Covenant of Peace and Tranquility” (From God)

March 7, 2013 (Re-post) Precious Promises The Law of the Peace Offering: The peace offerings indicated right relations with God, expressing good-fellowship, gratitude, and obligation. The common altars were fitted for their use (Exo 20:24), as feasts had been thus celebrated from

Grace through Faith vs The Law in the Book of Galatians L. Lyons

The modern Christian church teaches that since Jesus died on the cross, our sins are forgiven. The blood of Jesus makes us white as snow. If we do sin and confess our sins, Jesus in HIS righteousness will forgive us and restore

1st Corinthians Notes – The Spiritual Church

But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged

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